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Mussina, Yankees aim to end skid, face Red Sox

Jul 5, 2008 - 1:19 PM BOSTON (52-37) at NY YANKEES (45-42), 3:55 pm EDT

BRONX, New York (Ticker) -- The New York Yankees hoped to avoid their third straight loss to the Boston Red Sox when the teams continue a four-game set Saturday.

New York suffered a 6-4 loss to Boston on Friday, which came on the heels of a 7-0 blanking in the series opener.

The Yankees, who have lost five of six, trail first-place Tampa Bay by a season-high nine games and also are games behind Boston.

Another loss to the Red Sox in this four-game set would leave New York without a series win since it swept lowly San Diego from June 17-19 - a span of five series.

Mike Mussina (10-6, 3.87 ERA), whose 10 wins are tied for third most in the AL behind Joe Saunders (12) and Cliff Lee (11), looks to halt a two-game losing streak of his own. The 18-year veteran gave up just two runs and five hits in six innings in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Texas Rangers on Monday.

The righthander is 0-2 with a 6.94 ERA in two outings vs. Boston in 2008. He is also 0-3 in his last four starts against the Red Sox.

Boston, which had dropped five straight before its two wins vs. the Yankees, counters with rookie Justin Masterson (4-2, 3.75).

The 23-year-old righthander, who has gone at least six innings in seven of his eight starts, took a loss after walking a season-high five in six innings of a 5-4 setback at Tampa Bay on Monday.

The Red Sox have won three straight at Yankee Stadium but haven't won four in a row here in a single season since 1986.






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    Red Sox 1, Yankees 2  FinalJul 5 9:19 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0
    NY YANKEES 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 2 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - JUSTIN MASTERSON, JAVIER LOPEZ (7TH), MIKE TIMLIN (8TH) AND
    JASON VARITEK
    NYY - MIKE MUSSINA, JOSE VERAS (7TH), KYLE FARNSWORTH
    (8TH), MARIANO RIVERA (9TH) A

    Jul 5 6:54 PM
  • mark HUGE strikeout. come on mo...

    Red Sox 1, Yankees 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 5 6:50 PM
  • mark what the crap?

    Red Sox 1, Yankees 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 5 6:48 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE LOWELL SCORED J.D. DREW.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M LOWELL ON FIRST, B MOSS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 1
    NY YANKEES 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.308, 0-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 1, Yankees 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 5 6:45 PM
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    Red Sox 1, Yankees 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 5 6:45 PM
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    Red Sox 0, Yankees 2  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 5 6:28 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BRETT GARDNER SCORED WILSON BETEMIT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MOLINA ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0
    NY YANKEES 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.283, 1-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 0, Yankees 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 5 5:53 PM
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    Red Sox 0, Yankees 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 5 4:31 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELKY CABRERA SCORED JASON GIAMBI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 0
    NY YANKEES 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J MOLINA (.230, 0 HR, 10 RBI)

    Red Sox 0, Yankees 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 5 4:27 PM
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    Red Sox vs. YankeesJul 5 3:59 PM
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